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Jan 12, 2013 3:20pm EST
frabtrd public school system, untenable energy costs and natural disasters the likes of which our generation had never seen. and then in december just when we thought the worst had happened, it actually did. the people of connecticut, the communities you represent and all of the -- us in this chamber when tested we met those challenges head on. we did as our forefathers, as our grandparents and parents taught us to do. we decided to focus not on what makes us different but on what makes us the same. our common hue manty. it is this core strength and that spirit of community that brought us together to accomplish so much on behalf of the people of connecticut. two years ago, we faced a single largest per capita deficit in the nation. it was a problem decade in the making. we knew that getting our fiscal house in order was critical to creating jobs. connecticut employers needed a responsible and predictable partner in state government. we came together and passed a balanced budget. we cut more than we addd in revenue. and even after revenues came in short as they did in 31 states, w
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 6:30pm EST
, the energy grid needs to be redone, and the knowledge platform. it is about how to apply and deliver rod band that can change education and health and all government services so we can -- broadband that can change education and health and all government services. we want to see it and public services such as education and healthcare. >> how important is speed when it comes to improving our economy? >> it depends on a variety of uses. take the medicine for example. we are moving to a place and that is great. when it comes to other things we want to incorporate, we need much faster networks. the other day, bill clinton was saying, we cannot expect our businesses to compete internationally if they only have access to servers less the speed of korea. >> why? >> we all know what we are after. we just need to get there faster. it is cheap to buy the energy. and also the energy that you're buying is not polluting the atmosphere are driving up the temperatures or producing droughts or health-related effects from air pollution. we all know this -- we know what we are after. how will be get th
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 11:30am EST
labor reform bill through congress. nieto cook on energy reform, education reform, and other issues -- took on energy reform, education reform, and other issues. to help us understand, i am pleased to introduce this distinguished panel. he was president of mexico's federal electric institute during the 2006 elections. director general of the mexico based consultancy. senior advisor to the americas program. he is the author of a new book -- [speaking spanish] this is really the basis for understanding why some of the reforms are going on today, and by political parties are taking on a different direction. he is an economist in residence at the school of international service american university. he did his doctoral work at the university of chicago, and was a top economic diplomat in washington at the time of the naphtha negotiations. he was also chief of staff to the governor of the bank of mexico. more recently represented mexico during the task of leading up to the negotiations leading up to the u.s.-mexico initiative. he has been president of a number of key inflection points .ur
CSPAN
Jan 9, 2013 1:00pm EST
and administrators. i have visited these four schools. each exhibits a new energy and renewed sense of purpose and more schools are lining up to be transformed in the years ahead. of course, reform could not be complete without supporting our teachers. they have dedicated their lives to our children. for the first time in a very long time, we're dedicating new resources for them as well. we know success is possible. we have seen it paired with a cooperative effort where every voices heard, we are going to replicate it in classes around our state. the bottom line is, students will be better prepared for school today and for the job market tomorrow. [applause] when it came to energy, our state had been a national leader for years in the worst possible way. we had the highest electric rates in the continental united states. rates that are squeezing the budgets of families and businesses. we came together and decided we needed a plan to take these problems head on. we realized our economic, environmental, and economic needs were all related, and that the path we chose would impact our e
CSPAN
Jan 9, 2013 8:00pm EST
system, untenable energy costs, and natural disasters the likes of which our generation had never seen. and then, in december, just when we thought the worst had happened -- it actually did. the people of connecticut, the communities you represent, and all of us in this chamber when tested, we met those challenges head on. we did as our forefathers did, as our grandparents and parents taught us. we dug in. we banded together. we decided to focus not on what makes us different, but on what makes us the same our common humanity. it is this core strength and spirit of community that brought us together to accomplish so much on behalf of the people of connecticut. two years ago, we faced the single largest per-capita deficit in the nation. it was a problem decades in the making. we knew that getting our fiscal house in order was critical to creating jobs. connecticut employers needed a responsible and predictable partner in state government. we came together and passed a balanced budget. we cut more than we added in new revenue. and even after revenues came in short as they did in 31 other
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 10:00am EST
chemicals in manufacturing. we are creating jobs across the country. rural development, energy -- we have jobs that are created by a long-term investment in the farm bill. that is part of how we get out of debt. >> i realize those are your priorities and that you think some of the money in the farm bill could be better spent. this extension extended those direct payments. do you think the direct-payment program will eventually die, or is this an indication there will be a fight to try to keep them? the i think there will be a fight -- >> i think there will be a fight to try to keep them. folks don't want to admit it. they would rather do it behind the scenes. we can either do it in a way that works for agriculture or it will be done in a way that is not good for agriculture in terms of funding other things. are we just going to lose the baseline? or will we make a cut but then be able to reinvest? that will ultimately be the question. i will continue to champion what is best for american farmers and ranchers in a responsible way for taxpayers. as long as i am chairing the agric
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2013 1:00am EST
new things, new ways that you're experimenting, you also have energy projects. again, we have an article in the world in 2013 about the extraordinary reduction in cost of solar power, for example, something similar to solar panels. >> there is a china law which is china sort of overproduces to the point of bankruptcy. that is why the panel is so low. it's close. >> do you see technology transforming our energy situation? >> although it's controversial, the fact of the matter is we should give credit to the people who invented these new forms of oil and natural gas drilling generally known as fracking, hydraulic fracking and so forth. those are resources that help us find pore of this stuff. we can have a discussion about recommendation and so forth. it's very controversial. that has materially changed the economic structure of energy in america. if you take a look at conservation and renewables which i think is ultimately the right answer, what you see now is the automation and instrumentation of passive systems, it changes everything. it goes under the term of smart building. ro
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 10:30am EST
energy companies that are creating jobs, it would extend unemployment insurance to 2 million americans who are actively looking for jobs out there. i have to say that ever since i took office, throughout the campaign, and over the last couple of months, my preference would have been to solve all these problems in the context of a larger agreement, a bigger deal, a grand bargain or whatever you want to call it, that solves the deficit problems in a balanced and responsible way that does not just deal with taxes but also spending so that we can put all this behind us and focus on growing our economy. with this congress, that was obviously too much to hope for at this time. [laughter] maybe we can do it in stages. we will solve this problem instead in several steps. in 2011, we started reducing the deficit through $1 trillion in spending cuts which have taken place. the agreement being worked on right now would further reduce the deficit by asking the wealthiest 2% of americans to pay higher taxes for the first time in two decades so that would add additional hundreds of billions of dolla
CSPAN
Jan 9, 2013 10:00am EST
systems, our banking systems, water systems, electrical grids, and water energy companies. we are working with policymakers and representatives from private industries and institutions to affectively and strategically identify and address cyber security policy issues within the states. finally, i want to talk for a moment about the energy and energy security. i am proud to say that my state of oklahoma, working along with democratic governor from colorado, has teamed up with 22 other states to work for the conversion of our state automobile fleets from traditional gas-powered vehicles and trucks to natural gas vehicles. we -- when we come by all of our state's purchasing power we were able to let a national bid which has driven down the price of cng-powered vehicles by thousands of dollars, making the vehicles more affordable for state budgets and the private sector. each automobile has the potential to save $20,000 in fuel costs, freeing up resources for priorities like education and health care. just as important, our initiative supports the production of american-made natural g
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2013 6:30pm EST
smaller issues they can push. >> now, litery is taking over for cliff sterns, correct on the energy and commerce committee? >> no, he is taking over the position on the commerce manufacturing and trade committee. marsha blackburn is going to be the fice chair of the full energy committee. it will be interesting to see how and whether she tries to assert her authority in her new role. she told me she is interesting in tackling something that is related to piracy but it is unlikely. i think a broader more important part of the discussion is that it goes with the revolt. all members of congress are extremely warry of trying to enact law with technology they perhaps don't have an extra piece on and they don't understand all of the ramifications. i think that will be an issue. i hear again and again from a member nobody is interested having a repeat of that. >> gautham nagesh what about the federal changes of communication? >> that is the big question really. we've seen the commission at full strength with the confirmation of the democrat and everyone is waiting to see what the chairman choo
CSPAN
Jan 4, 2013 9:00am EST
the energy industry is right now. things like what you are talking about here, to have to pick yourself up and start over again -- 57 can feel pretty old. on the other hand, you have got 10 more years of working life ahead of you before you can get your full social security benefits. you've got to not given, if you can help it, and try to find the energy and commitment to start over again. there are jobs out there, but it is not easy to change. host: one of our viewer saying, with weak demand in a number of key sectors, what is happening with the retraining effort? guest: that is something congress will have to work out again. that tends to be on the spending side. i think that the community colleges in this country are really trying hard to pick up some of the slack and work with businesses to come up with training programs. the one thing that everyone has learned some lessons about is the nonsensical student loans, taking out a bunch of student loans, going to community college and never finishing or never getting a degree or taking clauses that do not lead to a job. -- class
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
investments that they make, tand clean energy jobs that they create. and 2 million americans who are out of work will continue to receive unemployment benefits so long as they are actively looking forward a job. but all this was just one step in the broader effort to grow our economy and shrink our deficits. we still need to do more. and our economy can't afford more protracted showdowns or manufactured crisises along the way. because even as our businesses created 2 million new jobs last year including 168,000 new jobs last month, the brinchingsmanship in congress made business owners more uncertain and consumers less confident. we know there is a path forward. last year i signed into law 1.7 trillion in deficit reduction. this week's action further reduce it is deficit by $737 billion making it one of the largest deficit reduction bills pass i by congress in over a decade and i'm willing to do more. i believe we can find more places to cut spending without short changing things like education, job training, research and technology, all of which are critical to our prosperity to
CSPAN
Jan 4, 2013 10:30pm EST
on pro-growth tax reform but on energy. we have opportunities in this country to create an incredible number of jobs and get the kind of economic growth that will help with the deficit. energy is just one great example. also, eliminate our dependence on foreign oil. that is a national-security issues. we have got to do better. the right kind of approaches like we are talking about to stimulate economic growth. host: former congressman barney frank has told the governor of massachusetts that he wants to be in the u.s. senate. guest: i think it's going to be very important, because we do have to get real savings in terms of addressing any kind of debt ceiling agreement. so i think this is a very important stretched. like you and i have been talked about, buckled down and get it done before the deadline. but it is going to be difficult. that is very clear. you are talking about a big challenge. >> we talked in with the newly sworn in senator. this is just over 40 minutes. host: we welcome another former governor and now the senator from maine, angus king, an independent. guest: good morn
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2013 2:00pm EST
energy from a crash the you can make vehicles safer and lighter at the same time. host: a call from maryland on the line for independents. caller: i bought a car this year. i really wish that i had not. some of these newer cars are very expensive to fix. the have computer chips. if you buy it from a second-rate autodialer order credit is not that great -- auto dealer and your credit is not that great, they jack up the interest rate, and you end up underwater. host: could you tell us what you bought and what you paid for it? caller: 2008 chrysler sebring. i paid $12,000 for it. $300 a month. guest: that is a concern. buying a car still can be a very complicated and opaque process. you have to be vigilant at every step of the way to make sure you are getting the kind of deal you can afford at the end. that does not mean just the price of the car, just the monthly payment. that means looking at the terms of the loan, how the interest is spread out, looking at the interest-rate and your collateral and trading volume. -- trade-in value. it takes a lot of effort on the part of the consume
CSPAN
Jan 10, 2013 9:00pm EST
injuries and what sort of energies and what are the source of the injuries? i mean, it kind of reminded me in a meeting yesterday. i was around in the 1970's. the only guy who can remember this -- i hope i am not insulting him -- is ray lahood. because he knows all about the automobile industry as well as our whole question of traffic safety and highway safety. there was a big fight when i first got in the senate that began in the late 1960 fell -- the late 1960's through early 1970's. the automobile industry did not want to allow the department of transportation to acquire statistics on the type of accidents that occur. they were not able to literally acquire the information. because the concern was it would lead to calls for some rational regulations for the guardrails for automobiles. -- to automobiles. you may remember, ray. i remember when we finally broke through and the department of transportation started keeping misinformation, they found out -- if my memory is correct -- the vast majority of drivers -- operating the owner of the local, the steering wheel damage to --
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 9:30pm EST
al assad, and then a discussion on the future of u.s. energy policy. at 11:00 p.m., "q&a" with timothy naftali, former director of the nixon presidential library. >> studentcam video and trees are now do, friday, january 18, for your chance at the ground prize -- the grand prize. for more information, go to studentcam.org. >> in a rare address to the nation, syrian president bashar al assad talked about moving forward but made no mention of stepping down. he proposed a new constitution, which he said would have new laws. he thanked russia and china for their support of syria and stressed that his country would defend itself against outside forces. the last time the syrian president addressed was in 2012. this comes to was courtesy of aljazeera english. -- comes to us. >> and this is the first time since november that the president has given a public address in his own country. [crowd chanting] not so long after, it was said that maybe as many as 60,000 people have lost their lives in during the course of the 21- month conflict. while our translators are standing by to bring you
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2013 5:00pm EST
today, knowing many of you have a key role in energy policy today, and hopefully what might happen over the next year or two as we consider the truly game changing opportunity we have here in the united states as it relates to energy. before i proceed and share remarks with you, i would like to introduce our friends at the head table today. i would like to begin with a new great cheerleader of energy that has come to the united states senate from the state of north dakota. senator, would you stand, please? [laughter] [applause] i think i finally found someone who is a bigger cheerleader than i am. we look forward to working with you. she is truly an expert in the area of oil and natural gas. she has been the tax commissioner and the state attorney general. she knows the industry well. let me quickly go around and introduce others. walter, if you would please stand. walt is the general president of the iron workers union. let me introduce doug. he is the president of the united brotherhood of carpenters heard we work closely. we have 15 unions now. thank you very much for being here toda
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2013 3:55pm EST
the energy of the chinese people and you have this rapid economic growth. that is the story line that i will give you as to why the chinese miracle and not last. >> go ahead. >> i thought that what by me extra time. i don't know how many of you heard the story. "the onion' declared north korea's leader the sexiest man alive. the, as party newspaper did not raise this was a satire and reprinted it straight up. this is a little bit funny. there is a litle bit of an insight into the current leadership. they would not allow this kind of satirical irreverent towards their leader. they do not recognize satire when they see it. it may seem absurd you can mistake an "onion" story for a real start but they did. a fundamental flaw is you have no feedback. that's what is missing in china. we now know that thanks to "the onion." >> i will have dambisa moyo join us. another author of several best-selling books. this year she published "winner takes all." she has been named one of the most influential people of the world by "time" magazine. [applause] >> good morning. o ye of little faith. we are o
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2013 6:20pm EST
make, and the clean energy jobs they make. two million americans that are out of work will continue to receive unemployment benefits as long as they are actively looking for a job. we still need to do more to put americans back to work while also putting this country on a path to pay down its debt. our economy can't afford more showdowns on the manufacturing crisis along the way. even as our businesses created two million new jobs last year, including 168,000 jobs last month the dysfunction in congress made consumers less confident. we know there is a path forward. i signed into a law a deaf reduction. this week's action further reduces the deaf -- deficit. i'm willing to do more. i believe we can find more places to cut spending without short-changing things like education, job training, research and technology all of which is critical. spending cuts must be balanced with more reforms to our tax code. the wealthiest individuals and the biggest corporations should not be able to take advantage of loopholes that are not available to most americans. as i said earlier, one thing i won't c
CSPAN
Jan 10, 2013 1:00am EST
new yorkers. we were united. we were one and there is energy the in that unity. that is new york at its best. that is new york fulfilling its potential. that is new york fulfilling the dream. that is new york the laboratory of the american experiment of democracy. that is new york honoring the lady in the harbor, the statue of liberty who holds the torch and says you are all invited. i don't care the color of your skin or how much money you have in your pocket. you come here and we will invest in you, work with you, and we want you to do well. we'll educate you. we'll give you health care because we believe in community. we believe when you are raised we are all raised. that is new york at its finest. so my friends, what is the state of new york state? the state of new york state is that new york state is rising. new york state is rising because it's more unified than ever before. new york state is rising to build back better and stronger than ever before. new york state is rising to build a smarter, stronger state than we ever had before. new york state is rising with a passion and
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 7:00am EST
our energy and produces carbon dioxide emissions. it does not say which part is more important. does not say what the sensitivity of the climate is to hire carbon dioxide emissions. i think it is a generic statement -- host: is this natural variability or removing in a direction? guest: there was another report released yesterday. the conclusion there is the climate is changing. is changing for things humans are responsible for. there is strong evidence -- they have double the probability of extreme heat events like the record-breaking summer. page after page of extreme weather impacts directly related to the carbon pollution we have the means to curb this pollution. this report also says that we have a huge increase in temperature coming if we do not change the pattern of pollution. host: we are talking about record extremes in 2012. we have some numbers on the screen from noaa regarding temperature records. we would like for our viewers and listeners to get involved in the conversation as we show more of the temperature record numbers. the numbers we would like to show you are on t
CSPAN
Jan 10, 2013 1:00pm EST
kinds of injuries and what sort of energies and what are the source of the injuries? it kind of reminded me in a meeting yesterday. i was around in the 1970's. the only guy who can remember this -- i hope i am not insulting him -- is ray lahood. he remembers the auto industry. he remembers the whole question of traffic safety and highway safety. there was a big fight when i first got in the senate that began in the late 1960 fell through early 1970's. the automobile industry did not want to allow the department of transportation to acquire statistics on the type of accidents that occur. they were not able to literally acquire the information. because the concern was it would lead to calls for some rational regulations for the guardrails for automobiles. i remember when we finally broke through and the department of transportation started keeping misinformation, they found out -- if my memory is correct -- the vast majority of drivers -- the steering wheel damage to their solar plexus, penetrated their upper body cavity, damaged their heart. the reason the industry did not want us knowing
CSPAN
Jan 3, 2013 8:00pm EST
science, technology, engineering and energy, that we educate and prepare our young people for the opportunities of tomorrow, and when we "make it in america" all of america's families can make it in america. [applause] the strength of our democracy also demands that we restore the confidence of the american people in our political process. we must empower the voters, we must remove obstacles of participation in our democracy for all americans. we must increase the level of civility and reduce the role of money in our elections. when we do, when we do we will elect more women, more minorities, more young people to public office and that's a good thing. the american people are what make our country great. by and large the united states is a nation of immigrants -- built, enriched, and strengthened by men, women, and children who share our patriotism and seek the american dream. the strength of our democracy will be advanced by bold action for comprehensive immigration reform. today, we take an oath to protect and defend our constitution, our people, and our freedom. to protect and d
CSPAN
Jan 4, 2013 7:00am EST
will be a top priority in the next year. number three is gun control, number four is energy according to cbs news and number five, tax reform. top five issues facing the new congress. next is robert joining us from florida independent line, good morning. caller: good morning. on behalf of many independents and certainly many voters that now have which might call, voters remorse, if they haven't felt it yet, time will come it will occur. the difficulty of our leadership in our america is take a picture of triangle. executive, legislative and judicial. right now, we have a fractured triangle on behalf of the president and part of the triangle is damaged by the senate. the record shows that the republican congress has effectively and factually presented numerous job related legislature to the senate and many other stopgap bills for all the enormous amount of laws and rules and publications or what you want to call leadership out of control forcing on many of our businesses won't hire. host: robert thanks for the call. for three decades john kerry was the junior senate from mass
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2013 1:00pm EST
have energy projects. again, we have an article in the world in 2013 about the extraordinary reduction in cost of solar power, for example, something similar to solar panels. >> there is a china law which is china sort of overproduces to the point of bankruptcy. that is why the panel is so low. it's close. >> do you see technology transforming our energy situation? >> although it's controversial, the fact of the matter is we should give credit to the people who invented the new forms of oil and natural gas drilling generally known as fracking, hydraulic fracking and so forth. those are resources that help us find pore of this stuff. we can have a discussion about recommendation and so forth. it's very controversial. that has materially changed the economic structure of energy in america. if you take a look at conservation and renewables which i think is ultimately the right answer, what you see now is the automation and instrumentation of passive systems, it changes everything. it goes under the term of smart building. roughlyly 40% of the carbon epetitions that are coming ou
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2013 7:00am EST
enough technology and we know enough about how crashes work and how to disburse the energy from a crash that you can make vehicles safer and lighter at the same time if you know how to build them properly. host: independent line. go ahead. caller: i bought a car this year first thank you for c-span. i'm a c-span junky. but i bought a car this year and i really wish that i hadn't because some of these newer cars are very expensive to fix. they have computer chives chips. and if you buy it from a second rate auto dealer or your credit is not that great they jack up the price and they jack up the interest rate and you end up under water with cars that cost more than your car note is to keep on the road. host: could you tell us what you bought and what you paid for it? caller: i bought a 2008 chrysler sea breeze and i paid about 12,000 for it . host: so your monthly works out to about what? caller: about $300. guest: and that is a concern. you're right. buying a car is still can be a very complicated very opaque process. you have to be individual lint pretty much at every step of the
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 1:05pm EST
adviser to the u.s. secretary of energy, steven chu. he is leaving washington, he is coming to new york. he is going to lead our efforts. welcome aboard. [applause] one of our other challenges is to have a ready work force. our work force training is still from a different era. we have talked about this for many years but we have not made enough progress. we must match and train our work force for the jobs of today and tomorrow. we must change and we imagine the way suny and cuny systems work. we need a job linkage program, jobs are coming back from overseas. that is the good news. what the employers found out was that more than low-paid workers, employers needed high skilled labor. they learned that lesson. they're coming back and we see them coming back to new york. there are 212,000 unfilled jobs in new york. it will work with employers to identify the jobs, to find this skill set that that job needs, trained to that skill set and place the person in that job. [applause] we want to base that the state funding of colleges on it and paid for performance model, colleges will be get
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2013 5:30pm EST
activity can sometimes lead to unintended consequences. as we saw in the devastating ways with energy communication and transportation systems and the aftermath of sandy, interconnected the present enormous opportunity -- interconnecting presents enormous opportunity. networks will grow rapidly in the next year and beyond. if we are able to take advantage of the ubiquity of day, the interconnect today of data and things and powerful new analytical and computational skills to stay ahead of the curve, the future is ours. but there may be questions about the information so i further predict to gain new information and insights from data and the ability to mary detente with things, new economic models will emerge. both data at rest and data at motion. it will be growing in a complex of the modernization of data. particularly with respect to ownership, privacy and security. we have to ask questions of whether our policies can keep up. how will this turned out? only time will tell. [applause] >> it is my pleasure to introduce new york city first chief of digital officer. is working to, the
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2013 12:00pm EST
mentioned which supports clean energy jobs. if this had been allowed to expire as many as 37,000 clean energy jobs could have been lost. mortgage debt relief which protects home owners from paying taxes on forgiven deat and bonus depreciation. so going back to the first point this package of tax extenders was supported on a buy partisan basis. the president supported it but you would have to spend disbelief to accept the premise that republicans did not. >> is there a moment that the president sat down with senator hagel and offered him the job and had a hart to heart talk about what direction he would like to see the pentagon move in? >> the president did taufer senator the job over the weekend by phone. they have a long relationship that dates back to their service together nth senate. they travelled together abroad and senator hagel after he left the senate was co-chair of the president's intelligence advisory board. so they have had an ongoing conversation about this nation's national security needs and the president's policies in the last four years, which i think is clear that se
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2013 12:30am EST
have an of clean energy to support a growing population. we have not develop the technologies to solve those problems. here at home we have a very high unemployment rate. and of course, we have a generation of aging baby boomers, like myself, who are wondering how we are going to support ourselves and our retirement. these are all big problems. my thesis is that we will get much further toward solving them if we can engage the power of the private sector to contribute to peace and prosperity. i tell people, i love corporations. i study them the way jane goodall studies chimpanzees. and i appreciate their potential to help solve those problems, to provide jobs to people who need to make a living, and provide decent investment returns. to come up with the technologies that can help us have a more sustainable future where we are in harmony with the environment and the planet. a lot of corporations are doing those things, but not as well as corporations could. corporations could contribute still more toward human welfare and avoid doing damage in some areas where they do, if only we can co
CSPAN
Jan 10, 2013 7:00am EST
immigration agenda? having covered this in the past, i know how much energy it takes from members. but i don't think that the members who are going to be the most involved in the fiscal cliff spending kinds of discussions are the same ones who are going to be pushing on immigration. and as long as you have someone in the senate, like majority leader harry reid, who also wants to move forward, i think you're still going to see some action. host: let's hear what president obama had to say. this is when he was on "meet the press" right before the new year, him talking to david gregory. >> i'm asking about time frame, as you well know, your second-term president, even having one re-election, your capital is limited. what is your single priority of the second term? what is the equivalent to healthcare? >> well, there are a couple of things that we need to get done. i've said that fixing our broken i will great system is a top priority -- our broken immigration system is a top priority. i will introduce legislation to get that done. we've talked about it long enough. we know how we can fix it.
CSPAN
Jan 9, 2013 1:00am EST
executive for energy in the environment for colorado state university and ohio state university. led a distinguished career in the u.s. air force. d.o.d. executive force base, and prior to that, director of defense research and technology. he flew two space shuttles. we certainly welcome you. >> we welcome, honorable marion blakey, president and ceo representing more than 150 leading aerospace manufacturers. ms. blakey served a five-year term as administrator of the f.a.a. we do certainly welcome you. associate professor for space science and engineering at the university of michigan, specialist in robotic exploration and space and team leader for the development for the fast imaging plasma spectrometer on messenger spacecraft. we certainly welcome you. dr. scott pace, director of the space policy institute. from 2005 to 2008, associate administrator for program analysis at nasa. we welcome you as well. as our witnesses should know, testimony is limited to 5 minutes, after which members of the committee will have five minutes each to ask questions. you are not just help to 5 minutes. y
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Jan 8, 2013 7:00am EST
look at energy and the consumption of our metal resources. this is important. it is not binding. -- unending. host: joseph ramirez adds this to the conversation -- the white house said the president will meet with hamid karzai on friday. josh ragan is on the phone with us to give us more details about these nominations. let's begin with the nomination of chuck hagel, why? guest: president obama has long been a friend of chuck hagel and they knew each other since 2007 when they served on the foreign relations committee. they traveled to iraq together in 2008 when president obama was just a candidate they have a similar war of view and agree on a lot of these issues. chuck hagel has been serving as president obama's intel is advisory board co-chair, they get along and obama can put someone in the office that agrees with him. he has a great personal relationship with him. host: what about the confirmation process? what is it looking like right now? articles are saying that there are about 10 senators who will oppose him. guest: i would not trust any vote counts for it would just ha
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Jan 7, 2013 5:00pm EST
of the impact of technology on society including health care energy. tomorrow morning, president obama's announcement of his nominees to head the defense department and cia. we will hear from the former house intelligence committee ranking member. she will take your questions about the nomination of john brennan to head the central intelligence agency. we will look at the nomination of senator chuck hagel to be secretary of defense with the foreign policy reuter. -- which the foreign policy writer. john talks about relations between the united states and afghanistan. "washington journal" is live on c-span every day at 7:00 eastern. >> i think cyber security remains a top priority because of the national-security implications. we saw that congress failed to reach an agreement in 2012. they remain far apart. the industry is opposed to any server security standards. >> another big issue will be implementing the incentive options to create more spectrum. the fcc is in the midst of working on that. some of the hot-button issues are unlicensed spectrum that powers wi-fi. >> net neutral
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Jan 4, 2013 8:00pm EST
leave here. we have had discussions on anything from energy to health care. your husband is a doctor. she's very knowledgeable about health care and has talked with me some ideas i look for to working with her on. i've spoken to her about some things i want to do to stimulate energy in this country. i look forward to welcoming her to the senate. host: what piece of advice do you have? guest: i want to be careful about giving anyone advice. i would just say we need bipartisanship. i think she and i will work together to be part of the solution on these issues in a bipartisan way. host: this -- guest: i think we need reforms. you and i just talked about them and i have already given a couple specific examples. in medicare, i think we need to look at some means testing for upper-income individuals and we need to look at the indexing. i think we can make these reforms to entitlements in a way where we are not changing them for people who are at or near retirement but for the future recipients. i think you can get support from republicans and democrats to do it and broad public support, b
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Jan 7, 2013 10:00am EST
-- 2 million members, excuse me, over the last few years. there is great energy around women's leadership in this country right now. we turned out women voters in our largest ever expenditure program across the country. in turning out these voters we did not just to let historic people to congress, but we have helped president barack obama, who has been so good for women across the country. it is so clear that this election was about women. women candidates, women donors. we heard a lot about women's issues. some in a way that i would prefer not to hear about. we heard about women voters who made those decisions. there was a lot of talk about the new democratic coalition of young people, hispanics, and women. i think that that is a great coalition. women are not just a voting bloc or a subset of the population. they are 51% of the population. last time that i checked, that was the majority. this last election, 55% of the women voted for president obama. there was an 18. gender gap. for every unmarried woman who voted for mitt romney, two voted for obama. women are going to make
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Jan 4, 2013 2:00pm EST
, truckers, people who can contribute to where the energy industry is right now. things like what you are talking about here, to have to pick yourself up and start over again -- 57 can feel pretty old. on the other hand, you have got 10 more years of working life ahead of you before you can get your full social security benefits. youve got to not given, if -- give in, if you can help it, and try to find the energy and commitment to start over again. there are jobs out there, but it is not easy to change. host: one of our viewer saying, with weak demand in a number of key sectors, what is happening with the retraining effort? guest: that is something congress will have to work out again. that tends to be on the spending side. i think that the community colleges in this country are really trying hard to pick up some of the slack and work with businesses to come up with training programs. the one thing that everyone has learned some lessons about is the nonsensical student loans, taking out a bunch of student loans, going to community college and never finishing or never getting a degree or
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Jan 8, 2013 8:00pm EST
being here today. we look forward to working with all of you as we pursue sound energy policy. we look forward to working with you as you show us the north dakota model for the rest of the country. thank you very much for being here. we appreciate it. [applause] >> new jersey governor chris christie said the families that are still displaced from their home after hurricane sandy hit the east coast. he asked for a full clean sandy aid bill from congress. the house is scheduled to debate next week. governor christie's remarks are nest on c-span. -- are next on c-span. after that, buzz aldrin on the future of space. >> wednesday on "washington journal" adam green on his organization oh z work and why they are hoping the 113th will shift to the left. an upcoming budget battles between president obama and the 113th congress. after that, looking at the tenure of house speaker john boehner and what his legacy will be. plus your e-mails, phone calls, on c-span. [applause] >> chris christie delivered his state of address today and discussed hurricane sandy recovery efforts. the house is ex
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Jan 9, 2013 7:00am EST
numbers even during the recession is the energy and gas industry. we're talking about jobs. in the states that have that industry, their unemployment rate has remained very low. here is the headline today in one of the newspaper's online -- we are talking about jobs. guest: who said that? host: jack welch. the petroleum industry. we have this idea that these big companies are the giant creatures. frankly, they had a decade to create jobs. they failed. tax breaks did not result in jobs. it results in moving jobs over seems which oversees. giving -- overseas. giving these guys more tax breaks is that the solution. the best way to solve the deficit issue is to create millions and millions of jobs for regular people. we could put 1 million teachers back to work by hiring the people that were fired in the last two to zero years. -- the last two years. the debate is clear. to you stand with giant corporations, where little guy workers. host: here is the opinion section of "usa today" about aig . in guest: it is like somebody who is drowning in the water by some hero, and he says while yo
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Jan 11, 2013 2:00pm EST
new energy and inspirational leadership to the top of our air force team. so before we take your questions i will ask general welsh to make a few remark. >> good morning, ladies and gentlemen. thank you for taking the time for being here. i apologize for my extra hardware this morning, it is ugly in these sequestration meetings. i think it was the first time i realized how big it really is. i'm recovering slowly. yesterday we releaseden an updated vision for the air for. the intent is to capture what the air force is all about and what we should be focused on in the future. it highlights airman as a strength and service. they will be our contributions to the nation's defense and the air force's calling cards. it also embraces innovation is a trait of every airman and i believe that is true. it is about 1,000 words long and takes you three minutes to read. we can get you a copy if you would like to take a look. the bottom line, we continue to remain the world's greatest air force. that is what the vision says. it is not news that we have budget uncertainty. i think we can be confi
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Jan 6, 2013 2:00am EST
investments they make, and the clean energy jobs they create. and two million americans who are out of work will continue to receive unemployment benefits so long as they are actively looking for a job. but all this was just one more step in the broader effort to grow our economy and shrink our deficits. we still need to do more to put americans back to work while also putting this country on a path to pay down its debt. and our economy can't afford more protracted showdowns or manufactured crises along the way. because even as our businesses created 2 million new jobs last year including 168,000 new jobs last month the messy brinksmanship in congress made business owners more uncertain and consumers less confident. we know there's a path forward. last year, i signed into law $1.7 trillion in deficit reduction. this week's action further reduces the deficit by $737 billion, making it one of the largest deficit reduction bills passed by congress in over a decade. and i'm willing to do more. i believe we can find more places to cut spending without shortchanging things like education, jo
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